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Stacked loops?

 This may be a dumb question, but has anyone had any experience or luck using stacked 432 and 144 loops? Seems they offer a little gain and a nice omni directional pattern. If they are high enough off the ground, some of the lesser lobes would point near straight up. I have used a 0 gain dual band loop (E-factor) with some success on the closer in passes of VO52, FO29 and AO7, but it has been not very effective with AO51. Of course, I know nothing would compare with a high gain,  parasitic array, but not all of us have the means nor the location to do that. Stacked loops seem like a good idea, but I've never seen anyone mention it.

Thanks ....

     Jim Bob Buckeye 
  **** Jim Leder****
    K8CXM since 1961
 IBM retiree since 1999
There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who understand binary
and those who don't.

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